Monthly Archives: March 2019

EBSCO Information Services partners with StackMap to expand digital wayfinding within libraries

(26 Mar 2019)  EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has formally partnered with StackMap™, a digital platform for indoor mapping, so that customers may benefit from StackMap’s integrated services with EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) in addition to other catalogs, easing the process of physically locating items in libraries in an effort to enhance the patron experience. StackMap, a library company founded […]

March 28, 2019 10:22 am

EU Copyright Directive adopted: the fight for libraries and freedom of speech passes to the national level

(26 March 2019) Today, the Plenary of the European Parliament adopted the Copyright Directive by a significantly reduced margin compared to previous votes. It will now be for libraries at the national level to make the most of new possibilities, while continuing the fight for freedom of expression. The digital age has brought a rapid […]

March 28, 2019 9:48 am

British and Chinese library leaders to share knowledge in Chengdu

UK-China Library Forum meets in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, 27-28 March 2019 Leaders of ten UK public libraries, with the British Library, meet their counterparts from ten Chinese libraries to share knowledge, experience and best practice Latest stage of the three-year HM Treasury-funded British Library in China: Connecting Through Culture and Learning programme (26 March […]

March 28, 2019 9:28 am

Supreme Court of the Philippines to allow public access to e-library

(26 Mar 2019)  The Supreme Court (SC) announced that it will be allowing free public access soon to its electronic library (e-Library). The High Court, on the recommendation of Assistant Court Administrator and SC Public Information Office chief, lawyer Brian Keith F. Hosaka, opened the SC e-Library to the public upon proper registration and documentation “to […]

March 28, 2019 9:20 am

Apple launches Apple News+, an immersive magazine and news reading experience

(25 Mar 2019)  Apple today announced Apple News+, a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers into a beautiful, convenient and curated experience within the Apple News app. Available in the US and Canada, Apple News+ presents the best and most relevant articles to meet any range of interests […]

March 27, 2019 10:30 am

No quiet rules at Indonesia’s flyover library

(25 Mar 2019)  Singing and laughter briefly drown out the roar of cars under a Jakarta flyover, where an unlikely library for kids is thriving despite choking fumes — and opposition from menacing gangsters. There’s no quiet rule at this open-air reading park wedged between two lanes of traffic just outside Indonesia’s capital, a city of […]

March 26, 2019 11:02 am

IFLA ARL webinar series: ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’ by Gulcin Cribb

(26 Mar 2019)  IFLA ARL Section has organized a series of webinars on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries. The first of the webinar series will kick off on 12 April with a presentation by Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University, entitled ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’. […]

March 26, 2019 10:02 am

ACP announces OnlineMedEd mini-bootcamp for new internal medicine residents

(21 Mar 2019)  The American College of Physicians (ACP) today announced the availability of an online mini-bootcamp to help graduating medical students prepare for the mental and physical demands of their upcoming internal medicine residency programs. The six-session video series, created by digital learning provider OnlineMedEd, is free to student ACP members and accessible from ACP’s website. […]

March 26, 2019 9:34 am

WIPO 2018 IP services: innovators file record number of international patent applications, with Asia now leading

 (19 March 2019) Asia-based innovators filed more than half of all international patent applications via WIPO for the first time in 2018 on significant growth from China, India and the Republic of Korea, capping another record-setting year for WIPO’s global intellectual property (IP) services. WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) passed a record-breaking quarter-million (253,000) filing […]

March 25, 2019 10:58 am

The bias hiding in your library

(20 March 2019) For many years, the Library of Congress categorized many of its books under a controversial subject heading: “Illegal aliens.” But then, on March 22, 2016, the library made a momentous decision, announcing that it was canceling the subject heading “Illegal aliens” in favor of “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.” However, the decision was […]

March 25, 2019 10:55 am

Growing international collaboration not yet enough to halt decline in Japan’s research output

The Nature Index 2019 Japan supplement shows that global research performance in Japan continues to fall, but the number of international research partnerships is increasing (20 March 2019) Japan’s contribution to high-quality scientific research fell by 19.9 per cent between January 2012 and October 2018 according to the Nature Index. But efforts to increase international […]

March 25, 2019 10:49 am

Session organised on strengthening digital library in agri research

(20 March 2019) Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi, organised a two-day training programme on “Strengthening of digital library in national agricultural research and education system using koha platform” for libraries of state agricultural universities/ICAR institutes under north zone. The training was held under the sub-project “National knowledge management […]

March 25, 2019 10:33 am

State Library of Western Australia and Rio Tinto recognised for improving literacy

(22 March 2019) Last night (March 21), Rio Tinto and the State Library of Western Australia were awarded the Hawaiian Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award at the Australian Institute of Management WA Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacle Awards are one of Western Australia’s most reputable business awards. The award includes leadership and management training to the […]

March 25, 2019 10:27 am

Tony Abbott amazed to discover street library, tells everyone about it

(22 March 2019)  Former prime minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has stumbled on a “wonderful thing” while door-knocking in the Sydney surfing suburb of Dee Why, and he wants everyone to know about it. As he made his way from one house to the next, speaking to voters along sleepy Tango Avenue this week, Mr […]

March 25, 2019 10:18 am

Digital leadership report highlights progress in universities

(22 Mar 2019)  As technology adapts at an exponential rate and becomes more and more ingrained in people’s day to day lives, it will continue to be a key asset that higher education institutions (HEIs) must make the most of to help with these and other goals. HEIs also have a responsibility to prepare students for […]

March 25, 2019 8:55 am